Following the success of the last knit dress (lets just forget that neckline) and the appearance of a fabulous paisley dress on Stitcher's Guild, I was inspired to cut into my hoarded paisley print silk jersey from Fashionista Fabrics. This has matured nicely over the last year or so whilst I developed the fortitude to go near it with the scissors.
I made Vouge 8379 again (version #5, as I find this dress easy, flattering and comfortable to wear). The construction went smoothly, with my only change being to overlock picot lingerie elastic to the neckline prior to turning it over and coverstitching (much easier than inserting clear elastic).
However, I do not think this particular dress looks as good in photos as in real life, and this is a consideration for a travel wardrobe. I want to look terrific in all the holiday snaps :). Maybe it is the sheen, or the busy print, or having your daughter take photographs at 5.20pm as the sun goes down, whilst she is impatient to get to dance class.
I also think I need to hem it a tiny bit shorter, and possibly wear a cami underneath. It is a very clingy knit, and I am not wasting silk jersey as an extra layer inside at the back.
I have enough left for a knit top - but have put it back in the hoard. I love paisley, but not to wear every day.